Tag Archives: Buy Local

Vive Les Ashbourne Rosbifs!


As the sun shone last weekend I began to smell the smoke from barbecues being lit. As soon as the weather changes British men love to don an apron and go outside and cook. What’s more we’re getting better at … Continue reading

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What’s the deal with Fairtrade Towns?


The welcome signs to Ashbourne proclaim that it is a FairTrade town. It is something I’ve never even thought about before and subconsciously I’ve responded in my head with “Who isn’t” or “So what”. In fact, the Fair Trade designation … Continue reading

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Try Ashbourne First: #5 Natural Choice – the natural choice for ingredients and great service


This occasional series is casting a critical eye at some of Ashbourne’s retailers and seeing what lies behind their shop windows. A common criticism of Ashbourne’s High Street is lack of choice and high prices. I really think we should … Continue reading

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Buy Local and save


At the DDDC Meeting at the start of the year the decision was made to give Ashbourne’s Thursday market a further 12 months to prove its viability. At the meeting the committee noted the strength of feeling about the issue … Continue reading

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